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- Hundreds Of Students Sick With Flu In Oak Park School District A total of 563 students missed school Monday in Oak Park Elementary School District 97 – or nearly 10 percent of the district’s entire school body – most of them with flu-like symptoms.
- Some Hospitals Impose Visiting Restrictions During Busy Flu Season The Illinois Department of Public Health says confirmed cases are widespread across the state. CBS 2's Derrick Blakley reports.
- More Than 100 Undergo Tests To Find Kidney Match For Father Of Six More than 130 Chicago-area residents have agreed to undergo tests to see if they can provide a life-saving kidney transplant to a Grand Rapids, Mich., father of six.
- Lakeview Residents Try To Block Proposed Marijuana Dispensary Petition-gatherers say they don't oppose newly legalized medical marijuana, but they don't think their block is an appropriate place to buy it. CBS 2's Dana Kozlov reports.
- Survey: Lack Of Exercise Has Illinois Residents Lagging In Health Rankings The 25th annual survey by United Health Foundation, finds Illinois' ranking unchanged from last year, but the Foundation's Rhonda Randall said what's troubling is physical activity among Illinoisans dropped 8 percent over the past year.
- Medical Trial May Help Offset Peanut Allergies CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist reports, researchers at Lurie Children's Hospital are conducting a study that may give patients other options in the future. But does it work?
- Flu Stalls Classes At La Grange Park School This Week More than a quarter of the student body called in sick Monday at Nazareth Academy. CBS 2's Pamela Jones reports.
- How To Beat The Winter Blues And Avoid Cabin Fever Winter is all fun and games…until after New Years’ Eve.
- City To Host Series Of Free Flu Clinics The Chicago Department of Public Health plans to hold a series of flu clinics to mark Vaccinate Illinois Week and encourage residents to get immunized over the next week.
- Health Experts: Flu Vaccine Not A Failsafe This Year There are several strains of the virus, making it important for you to get antiviral medication right away, when flu symptoms hit. CBS 2's Suzanne Le Mignot explains.
- Supreme Court Justices Hear Pregnancy Discrimination Case A pregnancy discrimination case is in front of the Supreme Court and its outcome could affect women across the country. A former UPS worker says she was forced into taking unpaid leave when she became pregnant.
- Lawmakers Consider Requiring Locking Devices For Prescription Painkillers Experts have asked state lawmakers to require locking containers for prescription painkillers, to help prevent theft and abuse.
- Chicago Cop With Leukemia Seeking Bone Marrow Match Several dozen Chicago police officers, and members of the general public, gathered at the Harrison District police station on the West Side on Monday to be tested to determine if they’re a bone marrow match for Officer Blanca Magallon, who was...
- Doctors: New Technologies, Including 3-D Imaging, Could Replace Traditional Mammograms When it comes to detecting breast cancer, doctors now have new ways to find tumors and save lives. CBS 2's Mary Kay Kleist reports.
- Models From 3D Printers Help Doctors Perform Face Transplant Surgery The victim of a vicious crime is the beneficiary of medical innovation and new technology.